Unpropitious Conditions: Rain and Wind Make Things Disagreeable at Belmont Park.; Dangerous Leads Home Sepoy in Hyde Park Handicap--Imported Ballast II. Carries Off Steeplechase Honors., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-24


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UNPROP1TIOUS CONDITIONS Bain and Wind Make Things Dis ¬ agreeable at Belmont Park i ianprerons anprerons Tcads Home Sepoy In Hyde Farli Farlillandicap llandicap Imported Ballast II Carries CarriesOff Off Steeplechase Honors NEW YORK N Y May 23 It was an ¬ other miserable day for racing at Belmont Park During the forenoon there was every promise for a delightful day but before the running of the first race rain fell For the steeplechase there was a drop in the tem ¬ perature more rain and a biting wind That was the portion of the faithful for the re ¬ mainder of the afternoon afternoonIt It was natural that such conditions serious ¬ ly upset calculations and the feature of the afternoon the Hyde Park Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth was reduced from a promised ten to only five starters It fell to the top weight the Rosedale Stables Dan ¬ gerous when he had no trouble leading Sepoy home which in turn was three lengths before Atwater while Melmor and Grippeminaud the only other starters were far back backThis This was a race that had as scheduled starters Valorous Cherry Pie Son of John Priceman and Crystal Pennant but one after another they were withdrawn withdrawnFrom From a good start Melmor was rushed into a long lead by Hebert and for an instant he threatened to make a runaway of the race but before the stretch was reached he was through and quit to a walk in the stretch Sepoy and Atwater raced together back of Melmor in the early stages and at the head of the stretch when Fator saved ground with Sepoy for an instant he looked the winner but Fields had not asked Dangerous to ex ¬ tend himself and in the last eighth he raced past the others to win going away as has been told toldDangerous Dangerous of course was benefited by the sloppy footing but it was nevertheless an excellent performance when he shouldered 126 pounds so successfully successfullyf f Eighteen juveniles of the plater variety met in the opening four and a half furlongs dash through the Widener course and Bill Knapp came mighty close to furnishing both the first and second horses with J J Tim mermans Miss Boyd and I Hope So Dr Jones Little Sam split the pair of them but he only took second place from I Hope So by a narrow margin The rain came before the running of the first race but it did not prevent the going from being fast The Knapp pair were away well from the barrier and Miss Boyd was soon showing the way to hold the lead throughout An eighth out It seemed that I Hope So would follow the filly home but Little Sam closed with a rush on the inner rail through that last eighth to take second place placeThe The short course steeplechase for selling platers was run in a driving rain and it resulted in a victory for the imported fencer Ballast II racing for the Laurel Park Stud Stable He led home H W Wests Britannic by a comfortable margin with George Brown Jrs Pogebrook saving third from the Green tree Stables old marc Conniebert ConniebertThere There was only one mishap in the run ¬ ning when Four Courts went down with Frey at the last fence He was remounted and finished finishedThere There was trouble in following the course of the runners by reason of the driving rain but it was Lipingo that was first to show the way though he did not hold that position fcr long and it was Connibert and Four Courts that cut out most of the pace At the water hole Four Courts was showing the way to the mare but at the lower end of the course he lost several lengths by swing ¬ ing wide and Conniebert took the command She was showing the way into the backfield but there G Smoot moved up on Ballast II and before two fields were covered he was In front not to be headed to the end

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